Title: Where You Are
Author: JH Trumble
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Publication Status: Available 24 December 2012
Genre: Young Adult, MM Romance
Sub Genre: GLBT, Coming of Age
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
From the Publisher:
Robert Westfall’s life is falling apart-everywhere but in math class. That’s the one place where problems always have a solution. But in the world beyond high school, his father is terminally ill, his mother is squabbling with his interfering aunts, his boyfriend is unsupportive, and the career path that’s been planned for him feels less appealing by the day.
Robert’s math teacher, Andrew McNelis, watches his best student floundering, concerned but wary of crossing the line between professional and personal. Gradually, Andrew becomes Robert’s friend, then his confidante. As the year progresses, their relationship-in school and out of it-deepens and changes. And as hard as he tries to resist, Andrew knows that he and Robert are edging into territory that holds incalculable risks for both of them.
J.H. Trumble, author of the acclaimed Don’t Let Me Go, explores a controversial subject with extraordinary sensitivity and grace, creating a deeply human and honest story of love, longing, and unexpected connection.
You see it every day. Teachers getting arrested for “lewd” acts with children. The media jumps on it, brands the teachers perverts, and convicts them in the press before all the facts are in. I am not saying there aren’t those teachers who are rightfully so convicted, but have you ever stopped to get all the facts, get the whole story, find out the real person behind the headlines.
Where You Are by JH Trumble takes a look at one such situation. Trumble takes the whole picture and sensitively addresses this most controversial of topics. By the end you are rooting for the couple that you weren’t sure should be a couple to begin with.
I often give detailed descriptions of books I review, but I am going to refrain from that this time because I want you to go out and read it for yourself, form your own opinions. The heroes of this story are both flawed, both have horrors in their past, both connect on a deeper level that neither of them expects. They fight it, they know they should wait, they know they should stay apart. They give in, they love, they laugh, they face the world to save each other.
I would like to thank PUBLISHER NAME and NetGalley for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.